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Cape gooseberries. - Extending Crops.


Last Autumn I found 3 seedling Cape gooseberries in the garden,
I overwintered them in the greenhouse and had a very early crop this year before the tomatoes ripened, they make a good tomato substitute in a salad. The seeds I planted this year are growing in the garden and will give a late crop after the full flush of tomatoes.I also planted 3 in pots that I can bring into the greenhouse if it’s a very wet autumn. Cape gooseberries keep well in their little lantern cases for several weeks, should still have some at Xmas
Learning to deal with this unpredictable weather we are having!!!!!!
I also tried mooli radish this year, good grated and dressed in a salad and the crop lasts longer than the smaller varieties, the chickens eat the tops we eat the roots

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Hallo stranger -nice to have you back with us! Glad to hear that you are having success with some new edibles.

18 Jul, 2008


Hi Spritz , Caring for Mum is hard work now.also the wet weather has made everything in the garden shoot including the weeds!

18 Jul, 2008


I grew Cape gooseberry from seed last year I did the same as you kept it in the green house and it gave me fruit till the end of the year. First time I have grown one think I will do it again this year

15 Mar, 2009


Pleased it worked for you too Donnah.

15 Mar, 2009

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